Wow, Starrysky! The illustrations by Boris Diodorov and Vladislav Erko are fantastic!
Aren't old fairy tale illustrations magical...?
People in Scandinavia used to believe that trolls and other magical creatures lived in the forest.
Did Russians also believe in such tales? I know there are some great old Russian folk tales but nothing comes to mind other than "Baba Jaga" the evil witch. I'd love to hear!
People believed that trolls stole babies and maidens... They believed that men were lured to get lost in the forest by a "magical" troll women who hexed them to follow her to her dwellings in caves.. There are hundreds or stories on these themes....